Calm, Alert and Learning – Stuart Shanker Resources

“Self-regulation is a system for dealing with stress.”

A few of my takeaways:

  • Our ability to self-regulate is compromised when we are sleep-deprived.
    We are all sleeping less — average hours of sleep has decreased across all ages.
  • Physical activity helps with self-regulation.
  • Negative emotions are a BIG DRAIN.

Some recommended resources

Some other items that may be related:

How We Learn: Teaching to Your Child’s Strengths
New Kinds of Smart (subsumes the work of Gardiner & others)


About J Martens

Educator living in Vancouver and working in SD37 Delta. Supporting Numeracy while learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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4 Responses to Calm, Alert and Learning – Stuart Shanker Resources

  1. J Martens says:

    Only Stuart Shanker is allowed to call me Jake.

    I was nervous introducing Dr. Shanker in front of such a large group and had told him so.
    After the introduction, while handing over the lapel mike, under his breath he whispered “you did a great job Jake”. It made my day.

    I was reminded of the power, and importance, of mindfully encouraging and supporting each other & our students.

  2. Larry Purss says:

    Thank you for promoting this website

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